Over the weekend, I posted the update, 84 noncompete bills in 33 states, 7 passed, 2 about to, and (still) 5 federal bills.
Two bills were awaiting governors’ signatures: one in Iowa and one in Nevada.
Well, both were acted on:
Iowa’s governor signed the bill (HB357) which will narrow the scope of a law passed year by removing a restriction on the use of noncompetes for direct care service providers and in connection with certain healthcare provider placements. (This is likely what was originally intended, as it is pretty much the same as what happened in Kentucky earlier this year.)
Nevada’s governor vetoed the bill (AB11) that would have banned physician noncompetes both during and after employment bill.
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Resources to help
Because we know how hard it is to keep up with the ever-changing requirements around the country, we have created the following resources (available for free):
- 50-State Noncompete Law Chart, the first of its kind and regularly updated (downloadable PDF);
- Chart of Noncompete “Low Wage” Thresholds and Criteria (downloadable);
- Notice requirements summary chart, providing details for each of the 8 states (plus D.C.) that has notice requirements related to noncompetes (downloadable PDF);
- “Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws” (dedicated blog page) now provides a current detailed summary of the changing landscape of trade secret laws and noncompete laws around the country, state by state and at the federal level;
- Trade secret and other legitimate business interest protection plan strategy and checklist; and
- Ten Minute Trade Secret Training Series, currently with three training videos and one “basics” video:
We also have a 50-State and Federal Trade Secret Law Chart, providing a comparison of the trade secrets laws nationally to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (downloadable PDF).
We hope you find all of these resources useful.
And please note that we are grateful for all of the input we’ve received over the years, and welcome any suggestions for improvements that you may be willing to share.
*A huge thank you to Erika Hahn for all of her extraordinary help in monitoring all of the bills filed around then country!